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Enthusiasm Among USMNT Fans Is Building Ahead of Game Against Turkey

Posted on by Todd Simmons

This afternoon the USMNT held an open practice at Red Bull arena. It drew a crowd that probably equaled the one that was here on Memorial Day for the Serbia against Jamaica friendly. Outside the arena over an hour before … Continue reading

Most Exciting World Cup Moments: Number 12 – Gordon Banks’ Save Of The Century [VIDEO]

Posted on by Matt Jones
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No.12: Gordon Banks’ Save Of The Century (Mexico, 1970) In the rich history of the World Cup there are host of iconic moments that involve goalkeepers. Dino Zoff was the first ever ‘keeper to captain a team to glory when … Continue reading

Chile Releases Inspirational World Cup Promo Video

Posted on by Juan Arango

Chile have come out with one of the most inspirational commercials for the World Cup so far. Banco De Chile presented their World Cup promotion using the 33 miners from Puerto Esperanza to be the leaders of La Roja when … Continue reading

World Cup 2014 Simulation: Our Calculations Of Who Will Advance Past the Group Stage

Posted on by Chris McFarland

Sport simulations are wonderful. By compressing half a million individual World Cups into a few hours of computer time, we can see true percentages of expected success. Instead of reading anecdotal analysis on each group and team, we can look … Continue reading

Spain Names 23-Man Squad For World Cup 2014: Several Stars Miss Out

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Spain manager Vicente del Bosque has named his 23-man squad for World Cup 2014 today. And while the squad is brimming with talent, there are several key players who will be watching the tournament on television instead of playing in Brazil. … Continue reading

Netherlands Name 23-Man Squad For World Cup 2014

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Netherlands manager Louis Van Gaal has named his 23-man squad for World Cup 2014. Holland faces a difficult group at World Cup 2014, where they’ll play Spain, Chile and Australia. But the Dutch have a strong squad filled with European … Continue reading

WATCH BBC’s Promos For World Cup 2014 [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller

One of the traditions of every World Cup is when the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) releases its new advert, commercial or video for soccer’s biggest tournament. This time around, BBC Sport has done not one but two World Cup promos … Continue reading

Update: World Cup TV Schedule For Canadian TV and Internet

Posted on by Dan Adu-Gyamfi

For soccer fans in Canada, here’s the TV and Internet schedule for World Cup 2014: All times posted below are in Eastern Standard Time (EST). All matches are exclusively on CBC. All matches will be streamed online and available on-demand … Continue reading

FIFA Prepared to Combat Match Fixing At World Cup In Brazil, Says Exec

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

FIFA have been notified by the governing body’s internal security representatives that the World Cup is under threat from match fixers, according to a report in The Daily Mail newspaper. Ralf Mutschke, FIFA’s head of security and a former Interpol … Continue reading

BBC and ITV Will Win UK Broadcast Rights to World Cup 2018 and 2022, Says Report

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The BBC and ITV will split broadcast rights for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in the UK per a report in the Telegraph.  The other contenders, including Sky Sports and BT Sport, have dropped out of the running. For ITV, … Continue reading

Top 25 Twitter Accounts To Follow For World Cup 2014

Posted on by Matt Jones

Twitter and soccer are a wonderful marriage. The social media platform has become a vital, virtual companion when watching the beautiful game, with immediate reaction instantly accessible at the touch of a button. But for those that are relatively new … Continue reading

Most Exciting World Cup Moments: Number 13 – Luis Suarez Becomes The Scourge Of Africa [VIDEO]

Posted on by Matt Jones

No. 13: Luis Suarez Becomes The Scourge Of Africa (South Africa, 2010) Soccer is a game that pits players with various moral dilemmas. Should you dive to win your team a penalty? Should you move the ball forward those extra few yards … Continue reading

Tim Howard Thinks USMNT Youth Will Be A Huge Factor in World Cup Success

Posted on by Pedro Heizer

Even before Jürgen Klinsmann made the shocking decision to leave Landon Donovan out of the final 23 players that will play in Brazil, this U.S. Men’s National Team was heading to Brazil as one of the least experienced US teams … Continue reading

UK World Cup TV Schedule For BBC and ITV Subscribers

Posted on by Matt Jones

Got your wall chart pinned up? Sticker book nearly finished? Sweepstake sorted? The start of the 2014 World Cup is creeping ever closer. So if you’ve yet to sort out any of the aforementioned pre-World Cup rituals, here at World … Continue reading

Ghana and the USMNT: Two Unlikely Rivals Meet Again in the World Cup

Posted on by Abe Asher

To say that the USA and Ghana are unlikely rivals would be an understatement. One nation is a global superpower at the center of almost every international engagement, and the other is a sovereign West African nation that has made … Continue reading

Univision Deportes to Kick Off 24/7 Coverage of World Cup 2014 On June 9

Posted on by Dan Adu-Gyamfi

  To coincide with the World Cup beginning June 12, Univision has announced details of its 24/7 coverage of World Cup 2014 that will beamed across the United States. Along with airing all the 64 matches in the competition throughout … Continue reading

Interview With The American Outlaws About Traveling to Brazil And Supporting USMNT

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell

This week, World Soccer Talk spoke with Korey Donahoo, President of The American Outlaws, the US supporters group, on their plans to go to the World Cup in Brazil and cheer on the U.S. Men’s National Team with a group … Continue reading

Most Exciting World Cup Moments: Number 14 – Michael Owen Bursts Onto The World Stage [VIDEO]

Posted on by Matt Jones
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No.14: Michael Owen Bursts Onto The World Stage (France, 1998) When it comes to World Cup memories, positive ones have been pretty scarce for England in recent years. Prosperous and promising qualifying campaigns have only paved the way for major tournament disappointment … Continue reading